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Anchor Saison Spring Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Saison Spring AleAnchor Saison Spring Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 18.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-05-2014)
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Reviews by flyingpig:
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3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:
Bright golden with a large, 2-fingers tall head that is foamy & recedes to about half its initial size. The beer is clear and the head stays quite well after its initial reduction.

Citrus & lemon with some orange too. Some yeast & cloves coming through with some spice, possibly the ginger mentioned by the brewery & a touch of bitterness towards the end.

Citrus & lemongrass with some spice featuring. Ginger and a bit of tart too with some of the yeast, sourness & subtle hops and a bit of orange rounding things off.

Smooth for the most part with a lot of sourness coming through alongside medium carbonation that was slightly lighter than I'd been expecting from this one.

I'm not the biggest fan of the saison style of beer and this beer simply reinforced that fact for me. It wasn't a bad beer at all but it's just not one of my favourite styles and as such it's not one I'd pick up again.

flyingpig, Jun 23, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is quite fruit forward with banana and apricot dominant.
The taste starts with a mild apricot sweet note and then has a mild pine and grapefruit bitterness. Descent balance.
The texture is crisp, a bit too fizzy though.
It's enjoyable enough.

Fatehunter, May 01, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Standard Anchor bowling pin bottle poured into a New Belgium globe glass. Pour is clear and deep golden/light amber with a half inch of short lived foam. Nose is spicy and accompanied by a peppery and floral hop presence which expands with warming.

Taste follows the appearance with a spritzy spice and a light caramel sweetness which is enhanced, to my chagrin, by the light carbonation on the delivery. This makes the beer come across in feel as a bit too rich as to my preferences to the style. Touch of lemon on the taste when agiatated but this beer largely falls flat on its heels. Needs more carbonation as it stands but even that would only go so far.

Liking the recent preponderence of saison style beers but find this one a bit flat and sweet.

HalfFull, May 26, 2014
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

The color is a beautiful burnt orange with a white, soapy head that dissipated quickly. The aroma is okay. I'm getting a lot of citrus and sweet fruit. Also a touch of alcohol. The taste leaves me with wanting more. The mouthfeel is a bit watery. Not very dry, which would have made this beer more pleasant. You get a touch of the alcohol in the back end, even when the beer is fairly cold. Taste is mostly of citrus. This beer is just okay

Mikey_DLC, Apr 18, 2014
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Anchor Saison Spring Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.